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The Philadelphia Eagles will look to continue their ball-hawking ways in Week 11 when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Eagles are tied for second among NFL defenses in forcing turnovers, as they have recorded 12 interceptions and eight fumble recoveries in nine games. Tampa Bay rookie QB Jameis Winston broke a recent string of turnover-free play with two Week 10 interceptions, and will have his hands full on the road at Philadelphia. The Eagles D/ST is a back-end top-12 fantasy option at home in Week 11. Nov 21 - 3:23 AM

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The Philadelphia Eagles will play their first game without rookie LB Jordan Hicks, who will miss the remainder of 2015 with a torn pectoral muscle.

Hicks was having a solid rookie campaign as he racked up 43 solo tackles in eight games to go with a sack, two interceptions, and three fumble recoveries. The Miami Dolphins, who have been outscored 69-24 over the last two weeks, will be Philadelphia's first test without Hicks. Despite leading the NFL in takeaways, the Eagles D/ST will be a middling Week 10 fantasy option against Miami.
Nov 14 - 2:46 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL's leader in takeaways, will face Dallas quarterback Matt Cassel in Week 9.

Cassel has started two games for Dallas in 2015. The first resulted in three interceptions and the second was a 13/25 passing performance where Cassel threw for just 97 yards. The opportunistic Eagles D/ST will be a top-10 fantasy option this week when they travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys.
Nov 6 - 7:10 PM

The Philadelphia D/ST leads in the NFL in creating turnovers, racking up 11 interceptions and eight forced fumbles through seven games.

The Eagles are on bye this week following a Monday night loss to Carolina where they intercepted Cam Newton three times. The fantasy contributions of this group have been largely dependent on turnovers, and the Eagles D/ST will have another chance to take the ball away against Dallas quarterback Matt Cassel in Week 9.
Oct 29 - 12:38 AM

The Philadelphia defense will be light on linebackers this week, with Kiko Alonso (knee) out and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) and DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) questionable.

The Philadelphia defense has been solid against opposing rushing attacks this season, but will be challenged to stop the running game of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday with a banged up linebacker group. Forcing turnovers and sacking opposing quarterbacks has kept the Eagles D/ST relevant in fantasy leagues this season, but Sunday's road trip will provide a tough task for the Philadelphia defense that is still a top-12 fantasy option this week.
Source: CSN Philly
Oct 24 - 2:31 AM

The Philadelphia defense has allowed 18 pass plays of 20 or more yards in 2015.

Philadelphia may be able to keep the deep ball in check this week as they face Eli Manning, who has completed just 33.3 percent of passes over 20 yards this season, per PFF. The Eagles D/ST has had far more success against the run than pass in 2015, and their fantasy output has largely revolved around sack output and success in scoring defense. The Eagles will be a top-12 fantasy option on Monday as they host the Giants.
Source: CSN Philly
Oct 17 - 1:15 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles host the New Orleans Saints and their 28th ranked rushing attack in Week 5.

The Saints have yet to see one of their running backs top 77 yards in a single game this season, and are averaging just 82.8 yards on the ground per game. This is good news for the Philadelphia defense that allows just 3.3 yards per carry to opposing rushers, the third-best mark in the NFL. The Saints don't have the passing game weapons they had in the past, making the Eagles D/ST a top-ten fantasy option this week at home.
Oct 10 - 1:29 AM

CSN Philly notes the matchup between Eagles LB Brandon Graham and Jets T D’Brickashaw Ferguson as one of the keys to Sunday's game.

Philadelphia's defense has four sacks through two games but none belong to Graham, who was just signed to a $26 million contract extension over the offseason. Graham and the rest of the Eagles defense will have their hands full as they look to bring pressure against the New York Jets, who have allowed just one sack so far in 2015. The Eagles D/ST will not be a recommended fantasy option in Week 3 on the road at MetLife Stadium.
Source: CSN Philly
Sep 26 - 2:22 AM

Eagles DC Bill Davis stressed that he is still confident in cornerback Byron Maxwell after a rough Week 1 performance.

Davis acknowledged the struggles Maxwell had against Atlanta on Monday night, but told CSN Philadelphia, "He's been a great football player in this league and will continue to be for us. He knows that, we know that. I've got nothing but confidence in him." Maxwell and the Philadelphia secondary will need to get things figured out quickly with Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys coming to town in Week 2. The Eagles D/ST unit is not a start-worthy group in fantasy leagues even with Dez Bryant sidelined.
Source: CSN Philly
Sep 18 - 2:31 AM

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer believes secondary depth is still a concern for the Eagles as Week 1 approaches.

McLane noted, "Although the unit appears improved, a small sample size of preseason plays is far from enough evidence to say there has been an upgrade." Only the Atlanta Falcons allowed more passing yardage per game than the Philadelphia Eagles last season, so the new additions to the Eagles secondary will be counted on to make major improvements to Chip Kelly's defense. Philadelphia will not be a top Week 1 fantasy option when they travel to the Georgia Dome to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
Sep 5 - 2:08 AM

Eagles ILB Kiko Alonso missed Philadelphia’s third preseason game on Saturday as he continues to recover from a concussion suffered in early August.

Alonso originally told reporters he expected to play in the Week 3 preseason game against Green Bay, but was ultimately left on the sidelines. The Eagles D/ST would love to add Alonzo back into the mix as they look to repeat a successful 2014 season that saw the Philadelphia defense finish first in the NFL in fumble recoveries with 16, and second in sacks with 49.
Aug 30 - 2:05 AM

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Skill Players
QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Thad Lewis
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
4Jonathan Krause
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Seyi Ajirotutu
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Tanner Hawkinson
LG1Allen Barbre
2Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Julian Vandervelde
RG1Matt Tobin
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Caleb Sturgis